September 28, 2015 Subject:
A GREAT WORK
The great soul Sri Bhagavatpada Shankara, incarnated to expound the Advaita Siddhaanta (philosophy) to the world. The term Vedanta refers to this philosophy of Advaita. No one should think that Advaita Siddhaanta (philosophy) was founded by Sri Shankara. This (philosophy) has been revealed in the Upanishads from time immemorial. The Lord has also taught the same in the Bhagavad Gita. Sri Veda Vyasa has also propounded the same (philosophy) in the Brahma Sutras. But before the advent of Sri Bhagavatpada, there was no one who could make people understand this Advaita Siddhaanta correctly. Many dissident schools of thought were cropping up.This was because, the propagators of the dualistic school of thought, were able to find some Upanishadic statements (that seemed to support their stand). Even atheists who talk of Asadvada, were able to find a (seemingly supportive) statement in Vedas. By using very weak logic, many arguments against Advaita were prevalent before the time of Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada. In order to bring such people to the correct path, Sri Bhagavatpada incarnated to make people understand the philosophy as revealed in the Upanishads.